Eastern Arc Mentoring Scheme: Guidelines for Mentees

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The Eastern Arc Mentoring Scheme Guidelines for Mentees


Your mentor is giving you their time, confidence, and experience. While there is no need for formal ?preparation?before meetings, it is helpful to spend some time beforehand actively thinking about what you hope to achieve from the meeting, and from the mentoring relationship in general.

Before t he first meet ing w it h your mentor Ask yourself the following questions. This will help you to identify areas for discussion, and to have a focussed and conversation. -

What would I like to discuss with my mentor?

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What have I achieved so far in my career?

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What are my main objective(s) in my career?

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Where am I on the path to achieving my career aspirations?

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What do I think I need to do to achieve my goals?

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What are my expectations of a mentor?

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What might my mentor be able to do to help me?

At t he first meet ing Remember to ask and agree with your mentor: -

How will we conduct our meetings?

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How often will we meet?

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How much time will we spend on each meeting?

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What do we do if a meeting has to be cancelled or rescheduled?

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What method of communication may we use between meetings?

Thisguide hasbeen adapted from materialsproduced for the Women in UniversitiesMentoring Scheme (WUMS). We are grateful to WUMSfor their support in sharing copiesof their documentation.


Before subsequent meet ings Your expectations and needs are likely to shift over the course of the mentoring relationship. To ensure your discussions with your mentor reflect these changes, it is useful to consider before each meeting: -

What (if anything) has changed since the last time we spoke? -

What have I done or achieved?

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What has shifted in my work and/or life?

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In what ways was our last discussion helpful?

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Have I taken any actions that we discussed?

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If yes, what happened next?

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If no, why not (changing context, time pressures, and so on)?

What are my main goals for the mentoring relationship now?

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